AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution Preview Included in Microsoft Game Dev Kit for Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One

AMD‘s new FidelityFX Super Resolution has been made available to preview for developers on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

The news comes straight from the lion’s mouth, or more precisely the Twitter account of partner director of program management Jason Ronald.

If you’re not familiar with it, FidelityFX Super Resolution has been touted as AMD’s response to Nvidia’s DLSS (even if it runs on Nvidia’s cards as well).

Here’s how AMD itself describes it:

“AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is our open source, high-quality solution for producing high resolution frames from lower resolution inputs.

It uses a collection of cutting-edge algorithms with a particular emphasis on

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Egypt expect Mo Salah to fight Liverpool over Olympics decision

Liverpool have reportedly blocked Mo Salah from potentially joining Egypt’s squad for the Olympic Games this summer.

That’s according to the president of the nation’s FA, Ahmed Megahed, who claims the forward has communicated that he’ll speak to the Reds’ technical staff to reconsider their call.

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Speaking to Egyptian broadcaster ONTimeSport, as per the Daily Mirror, the Egypt chief claims Salah has already verbally agreed to join the Olympic team.

I do not want to say that it is impossible for Salah to participate in the Olympics, but it is difficult,” Megahed said.

Salah agreed to lead the Olympic team during the last camp of the Egyptian team. We contacted Liverpool to allow Salah to join the Olympic team, and they said they were waiting for the approval of the technical staff.

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(Video) Edinson Cavani Discusses breaking his five-match goal drought with Uruguay following win over Bolivia

Despite missing various scoring chances, Uruguay came away with a 2-0 victory, and one of the players who scored for La Celeste is Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.

The 34-year-old spoke postgame, where TUDN relayed his comments. Cavani explained that having scored gives him confidence for what is coming and hopes that the team will maintain a positive rhythm.

“For the attackers, it is always important (to score goals); it gives you confidence, peace of mind,” Cavani said. “But here what counts is to give … Read the rest

NEO: The World Ends With You Demo Revealed by “Final Trailer”

If you want to try out NEO: The World Ends With You before it releases in a month, you are in luck.

Today Square Enix tweeted a new trailer of the game, and it comes with “Play the Demo Now” at the end.

The trailer, dubbed “Final Trailer” announces that a demo is coming on June 25, in two days.

You can watch it below. We also included the Japanese version of the trailer, in case you enjoy the original voice-overs more.

If you want to see more about NEO: The World Ends With You, you can enjoy the original announcement, plenty of trailers, another trailer and screenshots, more images, and another gallery.

You should also definitely read our hands-on preview.

The game will launch worldwide, including North America, Europe, and Japan on July 27 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

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Liverpool could be forced to reconsider pre-season plans due to COVID-19; tossing up playing one of two PL sides

Liverpool could be set to add Newcastle United to their pre-season fixture schedule in August due to the pressing demands of COVID-19 regulations.

This comes from the Liverpool Echo (via The Shields Gazette), who claim that the Reds are considering facing either one of the Magpies or Aston Villa in August to avoid restrictions accompanying the prospect of facing overseas sides.

The Newcastle upon Tyne-based outfit would be ideal opposition prior the start of the season proper considering that the two sides won’t meet until just before the winter break.

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With infections still occurring throughout the European Championship, it makes a great deal of sense for the club to pursue potential opponents at home and reduce the risk of contamination prior to the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

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Former Uruguayan national team player doesn’t believe Man United’s Edinson Cavani will end his career in South America

The Boca Juniors-Edinson Cavani saga went on for nearly a year, and the rumor had some legs. The 34-year-old has stated that he would like to join the South American giant down the road. 

Former Uruguayan national team member Diego Lugano spoke to TNT Sports over this rumor surfacing in the future. Cavani signed a one-year extension with Manchester United and could depart next summer, and there could be interest from Cavani.

However, Lugano doesn’t see the Manchester United striker finishing his career in South America. He doesn’t state where Cavani will go after the Premier League side, but it definitely won’t be in his home continent.

Niantic Is Changing Up Pokemon GO’s Exploration Bonuses In Response to COVID-19 Developments

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit early last year, Niantic made several changes to Pokemon GO’s exploration mechanics, making it easier for players to still catch Pokemon and get bonuses even from the confines of their own home. However, as more people are getting vaccinated and as the world moves slowly towards recovery, Niantic has announced that they’ll be rolling back some of those changes and bring the game back towards its original state.

Niantic’s announced some new exploration bonuses that will be rolling out first in the US and New Zealand next month, as well as some bonuses introduced last year that will be changed or removed.

New bonuses:

  • Receive up to two free Raid Passes per day from spinning Gym Photo Discs.
  • Benefit from increased Incense effectiveness while moving.
  • Be guaranteed gifts when spinning PokéStops so long as they have not reached their maximum gift inventory.
  • Receive 10x bonus
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Spurs to hijack Liverpool’s move for 6’3″ striker, Paratici tables bid – report

Spurs have reportedly made a move for Liverpool-linked striker Dusan Vlahovic.

That’s according to Italian outlet Calciomercato, who claim the London club’s new sporting director Fabio Paratici has tabled a bid for the Fiorentina star.

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The above report states the Serie A side are demanding around £51 million for Vlahovic, which has already proven to be an obstacle for interested parties. It’s unclear if Spurs have made an offer in the region to what La Viola want.

Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) have previously reported Liverpool are keen on the 21-year-old, which Empire of the Kop understands is accurate.

Dusan Vlahovic has reportedly attracted attention from clubs all over Europe with some stellar performances in the 2020/21 season

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Arsenal risk making the same mistakes all over again as two of their best youngsters touted for transfers this summer

Everybody knows that Arsenal are in the middle of a long-term rebuild just now, but those efforts could be hampered by the shorter-term expectations that are placed on Mikel Arteta.

If the Gunners start poorly next season and they aren’t playing lovely football then it’s hard to see him keeping his job, so in many ways he might have to make decisions to save himself – even if they aren’t in the long-term interests of the club.

The classic example would be ignoring their best young players in favour of packing the team with veteran players, but they’ve done that so many times and it just doesn’t work.

Big money has been wasted on Mesut Ozil and Willian’s wages while potential playing time has also been taken from those young stars, and there are a couple of worrying reports for the fans going around just now.

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Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Collection 2021 Coming in August Pre-Orders Open in Japan

Square Enix is about to release another Final Fantasy XIV Eorzea Collection in Japan.

The popular recurring mook (a publication similar to a magazine but intended to be sold in libraries like a book) will be released in Japan on August 3 and pre-orders are already open.

The price is 2,200 yen including taxes (which translates approximately into $20) and if you’re interested, Amazon Japan ships it to quite a few international destinations.

It’s basically a big catalog of all the equipment and outfits released in the game since July 2019 and all of the furniture items.

Basically, if you want to see all the outfits that your character can wear and all the ways you can decorate your house (which is the true endgame), this is the publication for you.

Eorzea Collection 2021 will also include images of outfits and interior decoration assembled by selected players.

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